WSR 13-23-047
(Medicaid Program)
[Filed November 15, 2013, 9:43 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Enhanced reimbursement for independent advanced registered nurse practitioners (ARNPs).
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 41.05.021; 3ESSB 5034, section 213(26), chapter 4, Laws of 2013 2nd sp. sess., 63rd legislature.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: To comply with the legislature's directive to increase reimbursement rates to medicare's levels for independent ARNPs who provide qualified evaluation and management services and vaccine administration services to eligible clients for dates of service July 1, 2013, through December 31, 2014.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Process for Developing New Rule: The health care authority (HCA) welcomes the public to take part in developing this rule. If interested, contact the person identified below to receive an early rule draft to review. After the early review, HCA will send a notice of proposed rule making (CR-102) to everyone receiving this notice and anyone who requests a copy.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Wendy Barcus, Rules Program Manager, P.O. Box 42716, Olympia, WA 98504-2716, fax (360) 586-9727, TTY 1-800-848-5429, e-mail
November 15, 2013
Kevin M. Sullivan
Rules Coordinator